Category: Substance use disorder

Dec 05

Apply Now: Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is seeking applications for FY 2018 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Family Treatment Drug Courts. The purpose of the program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing family treatment drug courts, which use the family treatment …

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Dec 05

Apply Now: SAMHSA’s Offender Reentry Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY 2018 Offender Reentry Program grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and related recovery and reentry services to people who have a SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental …

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Sep 05

States Are Transforming the Way They Treat Drug Addicts

Governing By Anna Gorman Breann Johnson stopped using heroin on Mother’s Day this year, determined to end her 13-year addiction. Days later, she began three months of residential treatment in Riverside, Calif. — all paid for by California’s Medicaid program. Johnson, who has two young sons, said other inpatient drug rehab programs had refused to accept …

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Aug 17

Program Helps Jail Inmates Avoid Drugs, Reoffending

WMUR By Amy Coveno A program at the Carroll County Jail is aimed at keeping inmates from returning after they’re released. Jail officials said that about 90 percent of the 65 inmates in the facility are there because of drugs. A new program, called TRUST, aims to give the inmates the skills they need to …

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Jul 28

Apply Now: Substance Abuse Program Grant

The Hanley Family Foundation is accepting pre-proposals for grants to support organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals recover from, or avoid, substance use disorder. Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly welcome, but prevention-oriented projects are not …

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Jul 19

County Making “Progress” to Keep People with Mental Illness out of Jail

East County Magazine By José A. Álvarez The County Board of Supervisors this week adopted a new alternative custody program that will help inmates with a mental illness re-enter the community. Programming for Reentry, Support and Stability, or PROGRESS, will address the mental health of sentenced offenders in an alternative custody setting. The County Probation Department, …

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Jul 18

Brunswick Co. Commissioners Approve Creation of Stepping Up Task Force

WECT By Jon Evans Brunswick County commissioners approved a plan Monday night to create a Stepping Up Task Force that, according to the proposal, will “develop an action plan that can be used to achieve a measurable impact in our local criminal justice system and reduce the cycling of those with mental health through the criminal justice …

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